Notice of Online Archive

  • This page is no longer being updated and remains online for informational and historical purposes only. The information is accurate as of the last page update.

    For questions about page contents, contact the Communications Division.

The following is a selection of recent media coverage of Lafayette:

The March issue of American Heritage magazine features a lengthy interview with Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, about his book, City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America, and the new PBS series based on it. “I’m fascinated by cities because they’re rarely just one thing or the other: corrupt or clean, beautiful or ugly, dynamic or static, free-floating or planned,” says Miller. “Great cities are the result of an uneasy balance between order and energy, restraint and opportunity, conflict and consensus. I think historians sometimes don’t appreciate the messy vitality of cities and that self-healing aspect. There’s tension all the time, and out of that tension – even out of the violence – can come astonishing creativity.” An article on Miller’s involvement in the series is available on Lafayette’s web site.

“Lower Saucon Township Council sent 14 Lafayette civil engineering students to the drawing board Monday with ideas on how to develop 48 acres along Polk Valley Road into a park,” begins an article in yesterday’s Morning Call. “The students have several weeks to devise a way to build four multipurpose fields, two baseball fields, a system of fitness and nature trails and an indoor recreation center, all for less than $2 million.” The students are undertaking the project as part of their senior design course in civil and environmental engineering. Last year’s group provided recommendations on the future of the Borough of Alpha’s aging John Dolak Memorial Pool.

In a Saturday article about the future move of a mental health agency treatment center, The Morning Call mentions that volunteers from Lafayette and elsewhere will clean and paint the building that will serve as the center’s new home. The article is available on the newspaper’s web site.

Erin Whittaker ’05 (Potomac, Md.) learned the ropes of Congressional lobbying as one of 200 Lafayette students serving two- to five-day January externships with alumni who are seasoned professionals in business, the arts, education, healthcare, law, engineering, science, government, nonprofits, and other fields, according to the Jan. 15 issue of the Potomac Gazette of Potomac, Md. Whittaker shadowed a Lafayette graduate working as lead lobbyist for Advance PCS, a company that manages pharmaceutical benefits.

In its Jan. 12 issue, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., provided information about three students taking Lafayette interim session courses: history major Justin Pinck ’03 (Allendale, N.J.) in Turkey, and biochemistry major Sharon Bandstra ‘06 (Midland Park, N.J.) and English major Christina Morley ‘06 in European capitals for a singing tour.

The Newtown Bee of Newtown, Conn., in its Jan. 10 issue reported that neuroscience major Michele Nelson ’05 of Newtown explored the field of medicine in an externship by shadowing David Albala ‘78, professor of urology and radiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. An article about an internship that Albala provided to three Lafayette students last summer is available on Lafayette’s web site.

The Ridgefield Press of Ridgefield, N.J., in its Jan. 9 issue noted that economics and business major John Zembron ‘04 (Ridgefield, N.J.) would spend an externship with Michael Weisburger ‘82, president of Weisberger Insurance in White Plains, N.Y., learning about and assisting in marketing campaigns, web site maintenance, and database marketing.

The Jan. 9 Canton Citizen of Canton, Mass., described Lafayette’s externship program in a piece on psychology major Kenda Kuncaitis ’05 (Canton, Mass.).

The Jan. 8 Salem News of Salem, Mass., wrote that economics and business major Katie Dickie ’03 (Swampscott, Mass.) traveled to Germany and the Czech Republic for a Lafayette course, The Open Wall and the New Europe: Berlin, Prague, and Munich.

The Central Record of Medford, N.J., noted Jan. 2 that Marquis Scholar and chemical engineering major David Alexeichik ’04 was one of 34 students who would perform in European capitals as part of a January interim session course.

The Willow Grove Guide of Ford Washington, Pa., stated Jan. 2 that Kimberly Enoch ’04 (Hatboro, Pa.), a double major in English and American Studies, was conducting an independent study of women’s suffrage, reproductive control, and education during the 19th century. An article about the project is available on the Lafayette web site.

The Dec. 26 edition of The Bernardsville News of Bernardsville, N.J., reported on the Thanksgiving food drive led by economics and business major Nicholas Taro ’04 of Bernardsville which raised 4,917 pounds of non-perishable goods in November. An article on the food drive, which was held in conjunction with Lafayette’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week last November, is available on the Lafayette web site.

Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 21, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 17, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 15, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 13, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 9, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 6, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 3, 2003
Media Coverage of Lafayette: Jan. 2, 2003

Categorized in: In the Media